Most Popular Men’s Hairstyles DVD

Modern Barbering DVDThe Most Popular Men’s Hairstyles DVD is finally here! Barbering has moved into a very exciting and creative direction in recent times. Even though the title of this video is modern barbering the haircuts featured in this DVD set represent almost every decade of the past 100 years. When you look at the history of men’s hairstyles you will find all of these haircuts were worn at one time or another by famous movie stars, musicians, and athletes. The really interesting trend now is all of these styles are popular at the same time. Most importantly, a proficiency in all of the classic barbering techniques is a must to provide these exciting and stylish haircuts.

Learn How To Cut The Most Popular Hairstyles Of  Today:

Gentleman's Taper HaircutThe Gentlemen’s Taper

The Gentlemen’s Taper is one of the classic barber haircuts that has been popular for generations. This haircut is sometimes referred to as a regular haircut or the “Barbershop Regular”. It requires proficiency in the scissor over comb haircutting technique and the clipper over comb technique for tapering a natural hairline. There is a great example of this haircut worn by the actor John Slatterly on the popular tv show Mad Men.

The Hollywood Fade HaircutThe Hollywood Fade

The Hollywood Fade is a fun haircut and will challenge your skills. It actually combines most of the barbering techniques including scissor over comb, thinning scissor over comb, clipper over comb, and fading. The haircut is a combination of a short fade with a longer messy top. You see a lot of young actors in Hollywood with these stylish haircuts with longer tops and very short sides.

The Princeton HaircutThe Princeton

The Princeton is a short and low maintenance haircut that was first made popular in the 1950’s. This is a great haircut for someone that does not want to put a lot of work into styling their hair. It is also great for young children with difficult cowlicks because you are basically cutting off the crown. You will need to be proficient with the clipper over comb blending technique to achieve the perfect finish. Most recently this haircut has been made very popular again by the actor Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.

1950s Pompadour HaircutThe Pompadour

The Pompadour is a hairstyle that represented and defined the decade of the 1950’s. This hairstyle was made famous by musicians Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. To be able to provide this haircut properly you need to have an excellent understanding of graduation. In other words, you will be blending a natural hairline to the much longer top that this hairstyle requires. You will also need to be proficient with a vent brush and hairdryer for styling the finish. Most recently the musician Bruno Mars wore a retro 1950’s pompadour to the Grammy Awards.

The Modern Undercut HaircutThe Modern Undercut

The Undercut was a popular hairstyle that originated in the Prohibition Era of the 1920’s. The haircut worn by actor Michael Pitt from the TV show Boardwalk Empire is a great example. For this haircut you will need to be proficient with your clipper cutting techniques and layering hair with your scissors. You also need to have an understanding of the term disconnected. This means a haircut that is basically two different haircuts in one and do not blend together. Most recently soccer star David Beckham along with Michael Pitt made this hairstyle popular again.

The Roaring 20s Layer HaircutThe Roaring 20’s Layer Cut

The Roaring 20’s was a rebellious time that numerous TV shows and movies have glorified. All of the men were always dressed to perfection. Top hats and three piece suits were a must. This hairstyle is a longer layered haircut. You will need to have an understanding of graduation and square shape layering. You will also need to understand the concept of a visual blend vs. a technical blend. Most recently actors such as Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling have worn this hairstyle in the movie Gangster Squad which represents the 1920’s time period.


Barber Success Tips – Part 9

A successful career in barbering or any profession for that matter is dependent on many factors. Many books have been written on this subject. When it comes to barbering or men’s haircutting I feel that there are 10 things you must know to have a successful career. In this 10 part blog series I will go into each one in detail.

Barber Success Tips – Part 9

“You Play Like You Practice”

This is a direct quote from my high school football coach and it is so true. Practice is everything. The best at anything in life are the best because they are never satisfied and continue to practice until they get it right. Make sure to get extra repetitions on those haircuts or services you are the most uncomfortable doing when you are in school. If you are out of school, offer free services when you are not on the book or the clock. Don’t be afraid to pull out a mannequin head either to practice or experiment with any new styles. Once you get these services down in practice you will be able duplicate them on  paying customers with ease.

Stay tuned for the final tip in this series….